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Jacob's Ladder Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Optimum Home Entertainment | 1990 | 113 min | Rated BBFC: 15 | Mar 01, 2010

Jacob's Ladder (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
None

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region B (locked)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.9 of 53.9
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Horror100%
Drama58%
Psychological thriller45%
Mystery39%
Thriller37%
Surreal34%
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Jacob's Ladder

 (1990)

Jacob's Ladder Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Vietnam veteran Jacob Singer is tormented by the vivid memories of war and the heartbreaking death of his son. Demonic visions and hallucinations begin to haunt him day and night, leaving Jacob disturbed and searching for answers. Unsure if he is suffering from post-traumatic stress, dementia, or something paranormal, Jacob finds himself quickly spiraling out of control.

For more about Jacob's Ladder and the Jacob's Ladder Blu-ray release, see Jacob's Ladder Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, John Capodice, Matt Craven, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Director: Adrian Lyne

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Jacob's Ladder Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Optimum Home Entertainment.

This is a solid high-definition transfer, arguably one of the very best from the budget catalog releases Optimum Home Entertainment have produced. Fine object detail is consistently good, clarity pleasing, even during the nightmares/dark sequences, and contrast levels consistent. The close-ups look strong - fine grain is easily noticeable, though occasionally some extremely mild noise is mixed with it. Edge-enhancement is never a serious issue of concern. More importantly, neither is macroblocking, which was one of the key issues with the R1 SDVD release of Jacob's Ladder Artisan Entertainment produced quite some time ago. Colors look soft and warm, but also natural. There are no stability issues to report in this review. Finally, I noticed a couple of tiny flecks early into the film, but I did not see any large cuts, stains, marks, or warps. All in all, this is a very good release of a wonderful film that has endured some quite problematic treatments during the years. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Jacob's Ladder Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and English LPCM 2.0. For the record, Optimum Home Entertainment have not provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

I chose to view the film with the English LPCM 2.0 track, and was quite pleased by its solid dynamic amplitude. Maurice Jarre's wonderful ambient soundtrack benefits greatly from it, and many of Jacob's nightmares are now as disturbing as they have ever been. Generally speaking, the dialog is crisp, clean and very easy to follow.

The English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track offers a slightly better mid-low range dynamics, but surround activity is not impressive. The dialog is as crisp and clean as it is on the English LPCM 2.0 track and there are no balance issues with Maurice Jarre's soundtrack.



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A Remake of Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder Coming Up - June 28, 2013

LD Entertainment is planning a remake of acclaimed director Adrian Lyne's cult thriller Jacob's Ladder (1990). Jeff Buhler, who wrote the script for Ryûhei Kitamura's The Midnight Meat Train, has been asked to work on a script for the remake.

Optimum's January-March Blu-ray Slate - November 6, 2009

Optimum Home Entertainment is set to release over a dozen films on Blu-ray in the UK between January and March 2010. Titles run the gamut of genres, from Nouvelle vague to George A. Romero's latest zombie escapade to 1970s erotica. No information on disc specs, ...


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